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[hi-mat-uh-krit] /hɪˈmæt ə krɪt/

a centrifuge for separating the cells of the blood from the plasma.
Also called hematocrit value. the ratio of the volume of red blood cells to a given volume of blood so centrifuged, expressed as a percentage.

hematocrit he·mat·o·crit (hĭ-māt’ə-krĭt’)
Abbr. Hct
The percentage by volume of packed red blood cells in a given sample of blood after centrifugation.



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